Item F3056 - Essays on Australian theatre, 1984-[ca. 1985]

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Essays on Australian theatre, 1984-[ca. 1985]


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2 items; 30 cm.

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Arlene Maude Sykes (1928 - 1990), was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Queensland and the founding Principal Advisory Editor of Australasian Drama Studies. In the 1950s she commenced work at the ABC on Australian theatre. She was a scholar, critic and teacher of Australian drama and literature and the author of numerous critical studies. She edited several volumes of playtexts by Australian writers, including those of her colleague Eunice Hanger. She was Principal Investigator for the Australian Drama Bibliography Project. Her list of Australian Drama Productions 1950 to 1969 was published by the Fryer Library in 1984.

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Accession accompanied by 2 playscripts, housed in Hanger collection : The one day of the year by Alan Seymour (revised version); The one day of the year (Act 3) by Alan Seymour (revised version 1985).

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Photocopy of article, Another look at the old war-horse : Alan Seymour's The one day of the year, by Alrene Sykes and Keith Richards, published in Australasian Drama Studies, Vol. 2, no. 2 (April 1984).
Untitled article (typescript, 15 leaves), later published as the Introduction to Three Australian plays (Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1985).

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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